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28. FCP Euro: From An Auto Parts Store To A $150 Million Business With Scott Drozd

FCP Euro started as a brick-and-mortar auto parts store, and now is one of the world’s industry leaders, generating over 150 million dollars in online annual sales in European markets.

Business owners, do you want to know how a local Connecticut man did this and more?

This week, FCP Euro CEO Scott Drozd joins Eric Tashlein to reveal how outstanding work ethic, manual labor, and dedication paved the way to grow his multi-million dollar company. Scott also highlights valuable pieces of advice every business owner should know. 

Scott discusses:

  • The key elements that made FCP Euro successful so quickly 
  • Life-changing business guidance you can start applying today 
  • The role of real-time financial reporting within a business
  • Scott’s success and failure stories as an auto parts business leader 
  • And more!


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About Our Guest:

In 2001, with only a $9k initial investment, Scott Drozd’s partner and himself took a small brick-and-mortar auto parts store and turned it into an online organization generating $150 million in annual sales. That organization is now FCP Euro,  an online retailer of Genuine and OEM car parts for European vehicles.

As the CEO, Scott is responsible for all aspects of our rapidly growing organization, including strategic planning and execution, marketing, sales, call center, warehouse and distribution, operations, and corporate finance strategy.

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27. How HRP Associates is Moving the Environment Forward with Jason Beach

HRP Associates’ goal is to minimize the environmental risks associated with their client’s projects — all while helping clients achieve their business goals.  

In this episode, HRP’s principal and regional manager, Jason Beach, breaks down the organization’s role as a multidisciplinary environmental and engineering consulting firm. He explains how the company continuously strives to discover new and improved methods that will allow them to complete projects for clients like you in an environmentally- and health-friendly manner.

Jason discusses:

  • HRP’s environmental, health, and safety due diligence measures
  • The firm’s approach to climate change and carbon neutrality-related rules and regulations 
  • Leadership, collaboration, and innovation as HRP’s core values
  • The company’s recent transformations to better serve clients in the aerospace, manufacturing, and utility industry
  • Advice for those interested in pursuing a career in the environmental consulting arena
  • And more!


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About Our Guest: 

Jason is an experienced environmental consulting professional leading HRP’s two growing Connecticut offices in Farmington and Derby. The firm’s Connecticut operations include over 50 technical specialists who support manufacturers, utilities, landowners, and government/institutions. Together, the team ensures that clients are reaching their goals while achieving the best solutions to their environmental, health, and safety challenges.

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Episode 24: What Every Business Owner Should Know About “Shark Tank”

If you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, Shark Tank is a reality television series in which entrepreneurs make business presentations to a panel of five investors, or “sharks,” who decide whether to invest in their company.

In this episode, join Eric Tashlein as he explains the show’s overall theme from a contestant and entrepreneur’s perspective so that you can learn some of the program’s key lessons. More importantly, Eric highlights how business owners can use Shark Tank as a tool to plan for better wealth outcomes, something that Connecticut Capital is all about. 

You will learn:

  • What you need to know before going on Shark Tank
  • Why you should identify your market and competitive advantage factors 
  • Which business ideas might succeed on the show 
  • What it looks like to align with a Shark Tan” investor or venture capitalist (VC)
  • Why it’s crucial for contestants and entrepreneurs to know their Shark Tank investor
  • And more!

Join Eric today and discover how this information-packed show can educate business owners in growing and/or selling their businesses! 

Resources: Eric Tashlein | Brian Parke | Connecticut Capital Management Group: (203) 877-1520  | “Shark Tank” | About | Meet The Sharks | Daymond John | Barbara Corcoran | “Undercover Billionaire” 

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Episode 23: Tips And Tricks to Improve Your Joints, Back, And Overall Health – With Dr. Keith Steigbigel

Dr. Keith Steigbigel not only is the founder of Prolete Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, but is also a highly respected physical therapist who specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic manual medicine.

Today, Dr. Steigbigel joins Eric Tashlein to discuss Prolete’s vision and mission, his journey as a physical therapist, and to share easy tips and tricks designed to help you find relief for common back and joint-related health issues. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The difference between physical therapists and chiropractors 
  • How age impacts physical balance — and what exercise can help maintain and improve it 
  • The importance of movement for good health and wellness 
  • Why establishing a personalized connection with patients is so important for Dr. Steigbigel and his team at Prolete 
  • And more!

Listen in as Dr. Steigbigel reveals easy things you can do to achieve a healthier back, joints, and overall health! 

Resources: Eric Tashlein | Connecticut Capital Management Group: (203) 877-1520  | Prolete Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine | Robin McKenzie | Shop Robin McKenzie’s Books

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Episode 22: Meet Connecticut’s Super Lawyer — With Jennifer Morgan DelMonico

Jennifer Morgan DelMonico recently completed a six-year term as a Murtha Cullina LLP managing partner. Now, she’s a trial lawyer for parties involved in complex litigation disputes, including product liability actions.

Today, Jennifer joins Eric Tashlein to discuss and review her journey as a standout lawyer. She reveals the personal and professional factors that helped her get to where she is today and shares advice for other lawyers navigating their career paths.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Jennifer’s specialty within the law industry 
  • The successes and challenges Jennifer has faced throughout her career 
  • Jennifer’s role at Murtha Cullina LLP and what advice she has given to the firm’s new managing partner 
  • Why lawyers should focus on making decisions and keep moving
  • And more!

Listen today and find out how law, music, and creativity have helped Jennifer become the super lawyer she is today! 

Resources: Eric Tashlein | Connecticut Capital Management Group: (203) 877-1520  | Jennifer Morgan DelMonico | Murtha Cullina | Getting Things Done ® by David Allen | Andy Corea